We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. You can read our Cookie Policy here.

Advertisement
Immunology Wars: The Battle With HIV
Video

Immunology Wars: The Battle With HIV

Immunology Wars: The Battle With HIV
Video

Immunology Wars: The Battle With HIV

Credit: Nature Video, YouTube

HIV pushes the immune system to its limits. Our body's usual antiviral arsenal is coordinated, in part, by immune cells called Helper T cells. But HIV attacks Helper T cells directly, eventually leading to AIDS. This animation shows the cellular and molecular mechanisms employed on both sides of the fight, and how antiretroviral drugs can help swing the balance in our favor.

Advertisement